Decemebr 8th 1971, Berlin Kreuzberg, a building of the former Bethanien Hospital is squatted by young homeless people, most of them coming from youth asylums or authoritarian families, in search of a selfdetermined form of living. The named given to the house was Georg von Rauch Haus, from the name of a comrade killed by the police some days before. In the first years a huge amount of documents was produced, newspapers, books, music (Rio Reiser and the Ton Steine Scherben, a politically engaged... Topics: Squat, West Berlin, Self-organization, Media
Episode #2 of the Sound of History podcast. This episode focuses on West Berlin with two historic speeches from that city. The first speech was made 2 years after the Berlin Wall was built, and the second 2 years before the wall came down. These speeches are from John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Ronald Reagan in 1987. This episode also contains a very brief summary of the history of the Berlin Wall and a 1920s recording by Benny Goodman Topic: history,West Berlin,Berlin Wall,Kennedy,Reagan,speeches
Episode #2 of the Sound of History podcast. This episode focuses on West Berlin with two historic speeches from that city. The first speech was made 2 years after the Berlin Wall was built, and the second 2 years before the wall came down. These speeches are from John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Ronald Reagan in 1987. This episode also contains a very brief summary of the history of the Berlin Wall and a 1920s recording by Benny Goodman. Topics: history, West Berlin, Berlin Wall, Kennedy, Reagan, speeches, podcast
A documentary which tells the story of divided Berlin where two ideologies clash together on one soil. Explains why and how the city was divided into separate zones; describes the rebuilding of Berlin. Contrasts East and West Berlin. Points out how the people of West Berlin manage to go about a normal routine of living. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm ( 1 reviews ) Topics: East Berlin, West Berlin, East Germany, West Germany, Berlin wall
The Western powers airlift of supplies to Berlin during the Soviet Blockade of Berlin. Operation Plain Fare . The Berlin blockade. Post Second World War. Germany. Soviet Iron Curtain.. Deutschmark. 24 June 1948. airbridge . Rosinenbomber, or 'raisin bombers'), 2 million West Berliners with food, fuel and other supplies. At its height one plane reached West Berlin every 30 seconds. The Airlift officially ended on 30 September 1949, fifteen months after its protracted beginnings in June 1948.... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Berlin blockade, Plain Fare, Iron Curtain, West Berlin
Berlinshire 'Inside the Bunker." Broadcast as two 15-min radio shows on Resonance 104. 4 FM (www.resonancefm.com)17th/18th December 2007: In May 2007, I visited the Story of Berlin, a museum located just off shoppers’ paradise Ku’damm, and the site of a large nuclear bunker. This converted car park and JG Ballard-esque spook chamber is still fully functional, and was one of 11 bunkers built in West Berlin to accommodate a paltry percentage of the population in the event of a nuclear... Topic: Nuclear:Bunker:Cold:War:West:Berlin:Story:of:Berlin:Atombunker:Atomkrieg:Berlinshire:
"Reunion in Berlin" was made to document events in July. 1951, when 200 to 300.000 Christians -- many of them under real risk of being persecuted by the Communists who embraced atheism -- rallied in Berlin to worship Christ. The rally included residents from East and West Berlin. That same year major Communist Youth rallies occurred in the East. It appears that the rally occurred in the Olympic stadium used in the 1936 games.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one... Topics: Cold War, East Berlin, West Berlin, Germany, Lutherans, Christians, Communism, WWII, 1951
One year before the Berlin Wall fell, this silent black&white documentary from 1988 is a profile of West-Berlin: places and people, moods and locations; you eventually see "Checkpoint Charlie" still in function. It's a documentary shot in autumn and winter in all shades of grey, black and white. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Globians world and culture documentary archive, Globians, German Cinema, documentary, essay,...
Der Zeitzeuge beschreibt in amüsanter Weise die Geschehnisse rund um die Berliner Mauer, die begleitet werden von etwa 80 farbigen Bildern. Eine historische Fundgrube. Die Mauer ist jedoch nur das Kernstück, um das sich die Erinnerungen, auch persönlicher Natur, drehen, u.a. mit folgenden Themen: Heidelberger Straße, Berlin, West-Berlin, Ost-Berlin, BRD, DDR, Schüsse, Spion, Politik, Demokratie, Sozialstaat, Alternative Liste, Die Grünen, Filmstar, Checkpoint Charlie, Drittes Reich, Adolf... Topics: Heidelberger Straße, Berlin, West-Berlin, Ost-Berlin, BRD, DDR, Schüsse, Spion, Politik,...
Produced in 1963, this film report from the Pentagon details 1962 -- year of crisis and change. The film begins with an overview of the U.S. - Russian relationship and comments from Russian Premiere Nikita Khrushchev before quickly moving to the Vietnam Conflict. U.S. military advisors are seen working with South Vietnamese forces in the wake of the Battle of Ap Bac, and Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara visits fortified hamlets. Air commandoes, who serve as instructors and advisors to the... Topics: Vietnam, Counter Insurgery, Army Battle Of Ap Bac, Vietnam Conflict, John F. Kennedy, Robert...